Zipcar is coming to Oglethorpe!

Signing up is easy!

Signing up is easy!

Students, faculty and staff—we have a new addition to our campus this fall!  “Zipcar for Universities” will provide a new way to navigate the city. Zipcar is car-sharing service that enables patrons to reserve a car for either a few hours or for an entire day.

Perfect for students who lack their own mode of transportation—or are tired of asking friends for rides—Zipcar gives you freedom and some pretty great perks. As part of the deal, while you’re using Zipcar, you’re protected with insurance and are provided a gas card to fill up whenever you need. A standard day’s fee allows up to 180 miles of travel, but can be easily extended at any time. And, as their website says, “Zipcar for Universities offers the convenience of car ownership without the hassles of having a car on campus.”

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Just tap your Zipcard and GO!

The process is simple: after registering, easily reserve your time to drive directly from your computer or cell phone. Once it’s time to drive, unlock your car with your zipcard and you’re ready to go.

In order to partake in the Zipcar experience you must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license. To register, go to Zipcar’s website exclusively for Oglethorpe, where you can receive a discounted application fee and learn more details about their services.

You Could be Driving this Ford Focus!

You could be driving this Ford Focus!

OUr zipcars will be located next to Hearst Hall in the fall. In the meantime, Zipcar members can use the zipcars located at the Brookhaven MARTA Station. Some Oglethorpe students have already taken a test drive—make sure you find time to zip, too!

 

Google Puts Oglethorpe on the Map

Thanks to Google, anyone can now take a virtual walk along the quad or admire Oglethorpe’s beautiful campus architecture from the comfort of their desktop or on-the-go with their mobile device.

Oglethorpe University Quad

This month, a Google-certified professional photographer from 100 Digital Creativity came to campus and took high-quality 360-degree panoramic photos to create virtual tours of our Academic Quad, along with prime interior and exterior locations on campus, including Weltner Library, the OU Museum of Art, Conant Performing Arts Center and Hermance Stadium.

Google’s impressive technology immerses you into these landmarks in way that’s comparable to actually being there. To experience the new virtual tour, Google one of the locations listed above and look for the “See Inside” option.

You can also explore these exciting new features by searching “Oglethorpe University” on Google Maps, and then picking up and dragging the orange “pegman” (look near the zoom-in feature). When he’s hovered over the Oglethorpe map, orange dots will show up where virtual tours are available.

Conant Performing Arts Center

Philip Weltner Library

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

Hermance Stadium

We are excited that we can now share the beauty of our campus with people all over the world!